June 5-29, 2017 - Training Session Click for online Application Form 2017 June 26 at 7:30 PM - Russian Romances Concert June 27, 28 & 29 at 7:30 PM - Opera Performances Helen Corning Warden Theater at AVA
Opera Roles Herman - Tenor Count Tomsky - Baritone Prince Yeletsky - Baritone Chekalinsky - Tenor Surin - Bass Chaplitsky - Tenor Narumov - Bass Master of Ceremonies - Tenor Countess - Mezzo Soprano Liza - Soprano Polina - Contralto/Mezzo Coverness - Mezzo Soprano Masha - Soprano Prilepa (Chlöe) - Soprano Milovzor (Daphnis) - Contralto/Mezzo Liza's Friends - Female Ensemble
Synopsis Obsessed with gambling, Herman regularly watches his friends play cards but himself never places bets. Overhearing a story about a secret of three winning cards, known only to an old Countess who is also the grandmother of Herman's love interest Liza, he now becomes obsessed with finding out the secret.
Rusalka a Bel Canto inspired lyric opera by Alexander Dargomyzhsky
July 10 - August 3, 2017 - Training Session Click for online Application Form 2017 July 31 at 7:30 PM - Russian Romances Concert August 1, 2 & 3 at 7:30 PM - Opera Performances Helen Corning Warden Theater at AVA
"Rusalka" - Painting by Anna Vinogradova
Opera Roles The Miller - Bass Natasha, his daughter, later Rusalka - Soprano The Prince - Tenor The Princess - Mezzo Soprano Olga, an orphan devoted to The Princess - Soprano Matchmaker - Baritone Water Spirits - Female Ensemble Rusalochka, 12 years old - spoken role
Synopsis The Miller's daughter Natasha, an expectant mother, is jilted by the Prince who plans to marry another woman instead. In despair, Natasha drowns in the Dnieper River and becomes Rusalka, a water spirit. Twelve years later, Rusalka sends her daughter Rusalochka to meet her father on the riverbank and tell him that her mother still loves him and is waiting for him. The Prince is lured to his death, and Rusalochka along with other water spirits takes his body to their queen Rusalka.
Russian Opera Workshop is an independent program in summer residence at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia
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In the past, Russian Opera Workshop Artists took advantage of the following specially arranged option: